The devil has infiltrated our ranks, he has been on a covert mission for six thousand years. The devil is very hard to recognize, he does not wear a red suit and carry a pitchfork. The devil wears jeans or a suit, sometimes he wears a pretty black dress. He doesn’t look like the traditional devil, he looks like a sincere Christian.
2 Corinthians 11:14 For satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
The devil is a master of disguise, he can appear to be a saint and even a minister of the Lord. If a congregation is not alert they will accept the devil as one of their own! We cannot ascertain the status of anyone based on the physical appearance of said person. Jesus said we would know the true identity of a man by his fruits. It takes awhile to display one’s fruit, so we must never rush to acceptance.
Jude 1:4 I warn you because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches.
Saint Jude compares these deceivers to worms, they don’t walk into a church, they crawl. They come under false pretenses, but the Holy Spirit knows who they are and He sounds an alarm. If you have an ear for the Spirit you will know who you can trust or not. Don’t rely on your gift of suspicion, put your trust and life in the hands of the Holy Ghost.